Dialog Boxes

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    Dialog Boxes

    Ok trying to create a dialog box. I had to download a third party software to create the RC file.

    Here is the code to call the dialog box:
    Code:
    tmp = DialogBox ( hInst, TEXT("DLG_0100"), hwnd, LogInProc);
    Resource File:
    Code:
    DLG_0100 DIALOG 118, 44, 180, 180
    STYLE DS_MODALFRAME | WS_POPUP | WS_VISIBLE | WS_CAPTION | WS_SYSMENU
    CAPTION "Login"
    FONT 8, "MS Sans Serif"
    BEGIN
        EDITTEXT        101, 45, 23, 85, 18
        CTEXT           "Enter Your Name", 102, 45, 9, 85, 15
        CTEXT           "Enter the Password", 103, 45, 47, 85, 15
        EDITTEXT        104, 45, 58, 85, 15, ES_PASSWORD
        PUSHBUTTON      "Validate", 105, 37, 146, 40, 14, NOT WS_TABSTOP
        EDITTEXT        106, 45, 103, 85, 15, WS_DISABLED | NOT WS_TABSTOP
        PUSHBUTTON      "OK", 107, 107, 146, 40, 14, NOT WS_VISIBLE
    END
    Dialog Proc
    Code:
    BOOL CALLBACK LogInProc (HWND hDlg, UINT message, WPARAM wParam, LPARAM lParam)
    {
    switch ( message)
        {
        case WM_INITDIALOG:
            MessageBoxPrintf(TEXT("DIALOG"), TEXT("Dialog Started"));
            return TRUE;
            
        case WM_COMMAND:
            switch ( LOWORD (wParam) )
                {
                case 105:
                     EndDialog (hDlg, 0);
                     return TRUE;
                }
            break;
        }
        return FALSE;
    }
    Ok first off I know the dialog box doesn't do anything, thats because I'm trying to get it up first. I have never worked with RC files before and my book expects that I'm using MV C++ and that it will make my RC files for me.

    The error I'm getting is 1812 "ERROR_RESOURCE_DATA_NOT_FOUND" when calling the CreateDialog

    Any help or a link to a good tutorial would be great. Thanks

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    Re: Dialog Boxes

    Originally posted by Thantos
    ...Ok first off I know the dialog box doesn't do anything, thats because I'm trying to get it up first. I have never worked with RC files before and my book expects that I'm using MV C++ and that it will make my RC files for me....
    What compiler are you using?

    What is your o/s (operating system)?

    what version of the compiler are you using?

    what book are you using?

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    Dang sorry forgot to add that.

    Dev C++ 4.9.8.1
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    >>tmp = DialogBox ( hInst, TEXT("DLG_0100"), hwnd, LogInProc);

    try

    tmp = DialogBox ( hInst, MAKEINTRESOURCE(DLG_0100), hwnd, LogInProc );

    make sure you have included

    resouce.h and script.rc files (these should be created by the resource editor and contain the dialog data)
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    Thanks will have to try that. I scraped the dialog box and went with a seperate window for the login.

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    If you want, try MFC. It's easier overall to use, and the dialog editor really good.

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    For some reason I can't get dialogs to work right in Dev-C++, but when I used Borland's compiler it worked perfectly!

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    I would suggest you stay away from MFC until you have a reasonable grasp of the API. Then have a look at it, and use it if you like it/have too.
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